Lake Mezzano

Fishing in Italy asks for a national licenze and is open all year round with a number of limitations. Rivers where trout are present cannot be fished from the first Sunday of October to the last Sunday of February but there are many exceptions (earlier opening or delayed closing, this depending on local regulations). Chub, Barbel, Pike, Grayling, Carp, Black Bass (just to mention fly takers) have their “closed periods”, which is not the same in every province. No-Kill stretches have their own open/closed months and special rules. Wading is permitted everywhere (but not encouraged) with very few exceptions. 

Fish

Black Bass, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids, Perch, Pike

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)
Wading

No

Casting level

Average

Flies

Attractors, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#10, #6

Leader (cm)

480

Best months

August, July, June, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day

Best technique

Nymph, Popper, Streamer

Fishing Season

All year

Type of water

Lake

Boat

No

Lake Mezzano is a really small volcanic lake, north of lake Bolsena (it is supposed the two lakes are in connection through deep channels). It is deep and dangerous for swimming, since whirls originate from time to time. Fishing from the shore is possible only in few spots and the best solution is a belly boat or a kayak, It contains pike, black back, tench, perch, chub and lavarel. The lake gives birth to river Olpeta, a very small stream running through a rough and wild narrow valley before entering river Fiora.

Lake Mezzano is somehow lost in the middle of nature: only one or two houses facing its water and only one rough and hard road.

Best period is summer and autumn. Strong tackle and big flies (streamers).

Fish

Black Bass, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids, Perch, Pike

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)
Wading

No

Casting level

Average

Flies

Attractors, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#10, #6

Leader (cm)

480

Best months

August, July, June, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day

Best technique

Nymph, Popper, Streamer

Fishing Season

All year

Type of water

Lake

Boat

No

Patterns

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